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  • n. Alternative form of phonebook.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers


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  • I went over to the library and checked out Anna Karenina and Cyrano de Bergerac and got the Denver phone book from the reference section.

    Futures Imperfect

  • The second was a much meatier check from a coin collector who had lost a case of cash from dead nations over the side of his yacht in Lake Michigan and resorted to trying out the only wizard in the phone book to locate them.

    Dead Beat

  • Sophie unearths a phone book and looks up Dub’s office number.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • Then I got out the phone book and called Dana Brett at home.

    Land of the Blind

  • Spitting out a suitable expletive, he looked up a number in the slim phone book that listed Mooseville subscribers.

    The Cat Who Went Underground

  • Returning to Pont Square I looked for Patricia Huxford in every phone book I possessed for Surrey and Sussex and, for good measure, the bordering southern counties of Hampshire and Kent.

    Come To Grief

  • He had counted forty-seven Goodwinters in the Moose County phone book but twice that many Lumptons in the Spuds-boro directory.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • On his honeymoon trip to Maui in 1977, he opened the phone book in an attempt to find a chop-suey place to take his new bride.

    American Chinatown

  • "I'll try the government pages of the phone book first, see who the flak-catchers who answer the phones send me to."

    Fault Line


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